|This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers Dino Fury.|
|"Rargh! I’m comin' to get ya!"|
|―Mucus' first words to a random woman after hatching.[src]|
|"*clapping* Well done everyone. I love the colors. Now...here comes the pain!"|
|―Mucus when meeting the modern Dino Fury Rangers for the first time.[src]|
|"The indestructible Mucus is back!!"|
|―Mucus revealing her ability to reform after Zayto struck her down.[src]|
Mucus is a green slime-like mushroom-based general Sporix Beast, the second member of the Sporix Army to hatch, Void Knight's first general, and one of the secondary antagonists of Power Rangers Dino Fury.
Over 65 million years ago, Mucus and the other Sporix Beasts invaded Rafkon, the home planet of Zayto. Though he and his fellow Knights of Rafkon fought hard, the Sporix ravaged Rafkon and removed all traces of life from the planet. The Sporix then turned their attention to Earth but Zayto and the remaining Knights had managed to escape Rafkon and tracked the Sporix Beasts to Earth where they engaged them in battle with the help of the dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Despite the Knights initially having the upper-hand against the Sporix, most of them grew enough in power over time to grow giant and force the Knights of Rafkon and thier dinosaur allies to retreat. When all seemed lost however, the Morphin Masters arrived and bestowed the Morphin Grid's powers to Zayto and his followers, as the first Ancient Dino Fury Rangers which gave them the advantage they need to defeat the Sporix Beasts and seal them inside of their eggs.
When the other Sporix are accidentally released in the modern day during Void Knight's invasion of Dinohenge, Mucus' egg is amongst the Sporix that escape.
During the BuzzBlast presentation of J-Borg, Mucus hatches near Pine Ridge Dam and attacks a random hiker who wanted to poke her egg with a stick. Having seen her hatching on a TV, the Dino Fury Rangers confront her and are not impressed with the monster having the same name as snot. When she claims that she intends to destroy the city, they morph and confront Mucus who charges but is reduced to a big puddle of green goo by a single energy slash from Zayto's Chromafury Saber. However, she very quickly reforms after Shockhorn arrives and summons the Hengemen for help and is initially attacked since he hates being called horsey but she swears fealty to the Void Knight and they join forces before teleporting away. Mucus later accompanies both Shockhorn and Void Knight to force Dr. Akana to use the Knight's scanner alongside her drone to locate more Sporix. However, thanks to the Rangers distracting the villains, Akana sends the drone right down on Shockhorn which destroys it alongside the scanner and forcing her to escape with Void Knight. After the defeat of Shockhorn, Void Knight takes Mucus to his base in Area 62 and puts the Sporix in his machine before telling her that they will have to find more Sporix.
Mucus spots Vypeera and the Rangers also show up which makes Mucus want to hide from them. However, Vypeera uses the eyes on her chest to immobilize Zayto and attacks the frozen Ranger on the spot. Ollie and Amelie try to fight her but, due to her powers, they struggle to fight her without looking at her. Even though she is winning against the two, Vypeera retreats with Mucus after the latter finds a discarded camcorder and wants to use it for a greater plan. Vypeera and Mucus set up a recording station on the roof of BuzzBlast where they hijack the website by sending out her own video so that everyone who looks at the video immediately freezes in place. However, Zayto (having been freed thanks to Solon) teleports in blindfolded. Using the Sonic Dino Key, Zayto enhances his hearing and attacks Vypeera, managing to hold his own before destroying her laptop and ending the broadcast which forces Mucus to retreat.
Mucus returns to Area 62 with a new Sporix Beast for the Army called Draknarok and sees her boss building a new soldier named Boomtower. She later goes with Boomtower and Draknarok to the museum to take the Nephrite Orb which she takes it and they face the Rangers. However, they lost the Orb during the fight but turned into slime and latches onto Javi's car to follow him and informs Boomtower and Draknarok that Javi has the Orb.
Mucus joins Boomtower when Brineblast hatches before the three fights the Rangers and Mucus flees quickly. Later on, she is sent with Boomtower with a drill bomb to destroy the Tiger Claw Zord so Mucus activates the drill and asks Boomtower when the drill bomb reaches the Zord. They are interrupted by Izzy arriving and, after a brief fight with Boomtower, he teleports himself and Mucus away from the area back to the base believing their plan succeeded. However, Izzy manages to destroy the drill before it can reach her Zord and she uses it to defeat Brineblast.
Mucus is seen sitting on Void Knight's throne making fun of him despite Boomtower defending him. She later points out a secret door opening and seeing Void Knight emerge from there and greets him wanting to know what's in there. He allows her to see only for her to be electrocuted and then is threatened alongside Boomtower by Void Knight for being failures, telling them to either succeed or he'll destroy them. Finding the speech on not to be destroyed motivating, Mucus teleports out, volunteering to succeed against the Rangers. Mucus teleports in to see Smashstone fighting off the Rangers and is able to steal Amelia's Morpher due to the confusion as Izzy, Javi and Amelia were knocked down and with Zayto and Ollie engaging with Smashstone. She later invites the Sporix Beast to meet Void Knight and the two teleport after some playful hitting on the back of the head. Back at the base, Void Knight congratulates Mucus in stealing the Morpher, saying she finally did something right. When Boomtower asks why they can't just teleport into the Rangers' base normally, she sarcastically says the base has a force field preventing them from going in. Due to Mucus' action, Void Knight repairs the Morpher and has Boomtower uses it to infiltrate the Rangers' base to steal the Sporix.
Boomtower gets restless because he was created to be muscle and destroy, not to sit and wait. He steals Brineblast's Sporix, ignoring Mucus' objections and fights the Rangers with her and the Hengemen. When Void Knight discovers it, he becomes mad. Mucus says that she tries to stop him and the villains retreat. She later teleports in to go to Boomtower who had shrunk due to losing against the new Megazord formation saying that he's still alive and shouldn't feel bad. The two later teleport back to their base as the Rangers try to finish off Boomtower.
Mucus watches the Rangers destroy Doomsnake with Void Knight and Wolfgang and is later sent to grab Doomsnake's Sporix as the Rangers were distracted with their broken Megazord. Off-screen, she is able to grab Doomsnake's Sporix and overhears Mick talking to the Rangers about the Nexus Prism which interests her to tell Void Knight about this before teleporting. Later on, she watches the Rangers demolish Boomtower with their new MegaZord Formation and yells at Wolfgang to help Boomtower out, showing concern for her partner. However, this action led to Wolfgang being impaled by the Tiger Claw Zord's lance and she realizes this was a bad call. But this did help to her advantage as Wolfgang was destroyed, she was able to grab his Sporix Cell rather easily with a baseball mitt though she was saddened he couldn't sing at her birthday party. Later she was on the bridge trying to to nab another Sporix as Boomtower was destroyed, trying to go for 2 for 2, but is pushed by Izzy who grabbed the Sporix. When she demands Izzy to hand it over saying that it is Void Knight's, Izzy charges at her playfully to which Mucus teleports away in fear. Later at the base, she explains to an annoyed Void Knight that Boomtower got destroyed, but provides him with good news that she at least got Wolfgang's Sporix to which Void Knight takes from her believing it's at least something. Void Knight leaves her to go into his secret room annoyed with how his plans are not succeeding enough, with Mucus understanding her boss needs some alone time.
Mucus later ignores Void Knight's instructions about a giant balloon that's meant to disrupt the Rangers' teleportation, mistaking it for a birthday balloon and releases it before Void Knight's signal, causing it to get caught in a tree. This act of ignorance is witnessed by the Rangers.
Mucus helped Void Knight create a new robot which they call Slyther and installed the robot's data before Void Knight inserts a Sporix into his body and activates him. Upon coming online, Slyther makes Mucus upset and she felt bad before seeing Void Knight give the new general a mission. Mucus and Void Knight realized that Slyther managed to enter the Rangers' base. After Slyther was defeated and electrocuted, causing him to lose his memory, Mucus went looking for him and lied to him saying they were best friends and together they returned to Area 62.
Mucus reminds Tombtress of her mission: To find the Blazing Dino Key at McClary Manor and bring it to Void Knight. She also complains about the monster's stinky bandages, so they take showers upon returning to Area 62.
Mucus goes to Evergreen Park with Slyther to recruit Fogshell and the three are spotted by Javi and Izzy. Earlier, she observes Slyther using his Hyper Hacker, and even uses it herself before it gets destroyed. She and Fogshell teleport away. Later, she, Slyther, and Fogshell return for another round until Fogshell is defeated.
When a mysterious cloaked figure invades Area 62 to get the Sporix, Mucus confronts them alongside Void Knight and Slyther. However, the figure reveals himself to be Lord Zedd who easily defeats her allies and she cowers away in fear.
She briefly defeats Zayto with her spear gun and tries unsuccessfully to attack Aiyon with it but fails and has to retrreat. Later, she treats Wreckmate to ice cream.
Mucus is at the park where she witnesses Izzy carelessly trying to deactivate one of Void Knight's sleep bombs and putting Javi and Aiyon to sleep accidentally by removing the wrong component. She brings the deactivated sleep bomb back and tries to tell Void Knight about it, but he angrily tells her he's trying to concentrate. After the Rangers defeat two of the Stone Triplets after defeating the first one, Mucus claims them, and teleports away.
Boneswitch demonstrates his power by switching the bodies of Mucus and Slyther only to switch them back seconds later.
Mucus is up late at night in Area 62 wondering what the lever on the Sporix machine does. Mucus pulls the lever of the machine, and it emits purple smoke, complete with music and flashing lights. Void Knight comes over and expresses frustration at how she’s now the coolest person in the world. Mucus begins to dance, wearing a golden outfit and glasses with the Hengemen joining in as well. She is then quickly woken up by Slyther, revealing that it was a dream, and he tells her to quickly let go of the Sporix machine lever that she was sleeping on. She does so, as Void Knight approaches and tells them to find more Sporix to power up his machine. Mucus remarks that they know, but complains that it’s taking too long.
Mucus and Slyther (with Reaghoul and Boomtower) help Void Knight kidnap Dr. Akana who is thrown into a vortex. Reaghoul also throws Mucus and Slyther in there with her after Void Knight leaves. When Zayto destroys Reaghoul and frees Dr. Akana, Mucus and Slyther are both left behind as the last apparent survivors of their army after Void Knight's apparent death.
Mucus and Slyther manage to escape offscreen by unknown means and plan to avenge Void Knight by destroying the Rangers. Mucus tells Javi and Solon via a hologram of herself projected from a Christmas card that she and Slyther have planted a bomb to destroy Dinohenge, and that they have only ten minutes to find and deactivate it before it explodes. After their failure, Mucus and Slyther flee presumably to Area 62.
Mucus is eager to fight anyone she sees as being in the way, including Dr. Akana. However, she also has a childlike mentality, repeatedly asking Void Knight, "Are we there yet?" much to his annoyance. She seems to like dark, damp places like Area 62. Eventually she is also very cowardly when confronted by a direct threat as she seems scared of the Rangers after their last fight. Despite her cowardice, she seems to be rather sneaky, as seen when she overheard the Rangers talking about the missing Zords and grabbed Amelia's Morpher sneakily. This makes her seem better fit for stealth missions rather than combat which she mostly stays out of and cheers on her fellow teammates like Boomtower or other Sporix Beasts. Being a child at heart, she likes birthday parties, and is especially fond of chocolate cake. Additionally, she has an interest in making friends, as seen when she tried to befriend Slyther, which she succeeded in doing by using the new general's amnesia from his Megazord fight to her advantage.
Powers and Abilities
- Reformation: Mucus can reform her body instantly after she is destroyed by melting into a puddle of green goo and then restoring her body from it.
- Indestructibility: With her reformation ability, Mucus is basically indestructible, as stated by herself.
- Teleportation: Mucus can teleport herself to any location in a massive purple energy streak.
- Fire Immunity: Mucus was hit by Draknarok's fire breath but looked unharmed.
- Slime Transformation: Being a slime-like creature, Mucus can freely transform her entire body into slime.
- Adhesion: In her full slime form, Mucus can stick to anything, such as the surface of a car.
- Hengemen Summoning: Mucus is able to summon an army of Hengemen to aid her in battle.
- Speech: Mucus has speech capabilities although she doesn't have a visible mouth.
- Expert Spy: Mucus is an expert in spying, as seen when she overheard the Rangers talking about the lost Zords from her hiding place.
- Robotics Expert: Mucus is also an expert in making robots, as she was the one who created Slyther.
- Vulnerability to Electricity: Mucus can be easily electrocuted, as seen when she became shocked from touching an electrified entrance to Void Knight's secret room.
- Fists: Mucus possesses no weapons of her own but has shown proficiency with her fists when forced to battle outright.
- Baseball Glove: Mucus used a baseball glove to catch Wolfgang's Sporix.
- Spear Gun: Mucus used this weapon to fire spears empowered with purple energy at her opponents. She temporarily subdued Zayto with it, and also tried it on Aiyon.
- Christmas Card: Mucus used a special Christmas card that can disable all teleportation and communication methods.
- Timer: The card also doubled as a timer that shows Slyther's bomb will explode in ten minutes.
- Hologram Projection: Mucus is somehow able to project a hologram of herself via the Christmas card when Javi opened it.
- Vypeera (first Sporix Beast)
Behind the Scenes
- Mucus is voiced by Torum Heng in her first acting role, (usually being a writer for various shows). Her suit actress in Super Sentai footage from Ryusoulger is Naoko Kamio (神尾 直子 Kamio Naoko). Her suit actor in Power Rangers footage is Kazuhiro Yokoyama (横山 和博 Yokoyama Kazuhiro).
- Mucus was designed to resemble a mushroom.
- In original footage, Mucus's eyes are colored magenta rather than red like her Sentai counterpart Kleon's were and have larger irises and smaller pupils. This may have been to fit her comic relief role.
- Mucus' name comes from the term for saliva (also known as flem), which is likely derived from her appearance.
- Mucus' gender was changed because Kleon had a feminine appearance.
- Unlike Kleon, Mucus is a Sporix Beast. In Ryusoulger, Kleon was the one who created the Minosaurs (the counterparts of the Sporix Beasts).
- Mucus is possibly the inspiration for the Ranger Hotline as a bystander had recorded her Sporix Cell before she hatched which led the Rangers to consider people reporting the Sporix hatching or showing up as a way to track them.
- Mucus is apparently ticklish, as mentioned while drilling to search for the Tiger Claw Zord.
- Although she is composed of an amorphous slime-like material, she does possess a skeletal system as evidenced when she shocked herself while opening an electrified door in Area 62.